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. >> well-done. good job. >> coming up on c-span2, a look at egypt's parliamentary elections next month. that is followed by comcast ceo brian roberts on the future of cable and where technology is headed. then a look at the 10th anniversary of the iraq war with a discussion of how it has changed the middle east. and with congress on its spring recess this week we'll take the opportunity to show you booktv in prime time every week night. tonight, three books on u.s. innovation. it begins at 8:30 eastern. >> let's got straight to a personal topic. it has been, you've been on the commission since 2006. the chairman has been on i believe since 2009. his term is up. yours will be up next year. should we expect to see some turnover at the commission? >> you always expect to see turnover at the commission because we all have staggered terms. >> right. >> the past six years flown by very quickly and, we shall see. stay tuned. i get asked this question every couple of years. and when you've been there almost seven years you get asked at inflection points about this. i openly thinking about it b
university law society and the first female student to be elected and by this stage i was interested in social change. in ireland at that time time, there was a total equation of crime and i felt this was not allowing the private individual morality and also that there were non catholics and we should open up to minorities to respect to the viewpoint so in my inaugural address on law and morality i need some -- i made some recommendations we should legalize family planning and should not criminalize consenting behavior and we should not have suicide as a crime. i remember the speech caused in quite a fuss as it was new to the examination of the move to slightly larger audiences there was the moment of silence when i finished it i was worried they're less more than a decent applies but the thought was that is what students do maybe i have been more outspoken than others but then i was lucky to get fellowship to harvard university that was a wonderful year to be in harvard when i found they were questioning the immoral for of vietnam and escape -- is keeping the draft some of the civil
. the former military ruler says that he wants to run in the next election and is unfazed by a death threat from the pakistan taliban. former president and general has threatened to come back on many occasions, but he is finally here. he comes home to a very different pakistan and the one that he left. he was a very unpopular figure when he left. here he used to have the support of the main political party. sources are telling us that they are not sure if they will do any kind of deal with him. in order to make this work, to have some kind of success in the general election, he needs to make alliances. at the moment he does not have the kind of political clout to make those alliances worthwhile. he needs to make deals with people. he said he wants to try to unite the people who are undecided, who are against the dynastic and family politics of pakistan. he wants to unite a people who are frustrated with the corruption endemic within pakistan in politics. a pakistani politician who used to be a former sports and has slashed -- has huge support when it comes to young people. he had a massive
the election, she died of an apparent heart attack before he took office. -- effect the extent of her death on his presidency. and the scandal that led to her dismissal. in the second part, the emergence of dolly madison and washington politics. in jellico singleton introducing her to her future husband, martin van buren. first ladies, influence and image, live, next monday at 9:00 p.m. eastern on c-span and c- span three. also on c-span radio and c- span.org. our website has more about the first ladies, including a special section, welcome to the white house. that chronicles life in the executive mansion during the tenure of the first ladies. edition of the book "first ladies of the united states of america." and thoughts from michelle obama on the role of first lady throughout history. now available for the discounted plus shipping. c-span.org/products. >> c-span, created by america's cable companies in 1979. brought to you as a public service by your television provider. next here on c-span, republican national committee chairman) this talk about the future of the -- reince priebus talks
the european monetary union, not with less number of members. so certainly not before the german election in september. >> but isn't it -- even though she does not want to do that, in the near term, she has an election to run. an election coming up. and apparently striking this hard line to turn to the germans and say, look, we didn't fund this rescue, this bailout of the russian mafia or something. >> it's true. it's having the intentions first of all to come out as fair, not to put german taxpayers money on before you do a bailin. but at the same time, and more importantly, she wants to keep the euro area safe. it's the crisis in which one country leaves the monetary union is one of her premises and one of her premises of the campaign is to elect strengthening, blowing up for crisis in cyprus will not be helpful to her. there were many mistakes in retrospect. you could say the same for greece, as well. but, you know, it's -- one issue that will be critical is they would not compromise on money laundering issues. they might come mize a little bit here and there on money, but they will no
to only fund candidates they consider viable in a general election. it was a message that drew a quick response from one of the party's top strat gists. >> the last thing we need is washington, d.c. vetting our candidates. if these experts who keep losing elections, keep getting rehired, raking in millions -- if they feel that strongly about who gets to run in this party, then they should buck up or stay in the truck. buck up and run. the architects can head on back to -- [ cheers and applause ] they can head on back to the great lone star state and put their name on some ballot, though for their sake i hope they give themselves a discount on their consulting services. >> first of all, i live in texas, i don't live in washington. >> yeah, but -- >> second of all -- >> you're a little dirty here now. >> second of all, look, sarah palin should be agreeing with this. she didn't support todd akin. when he said the reprehensible things he said she wisely came out and said he ought to get out of the race. racking in millions, i'm a volunteer. i don't take a dime. i pay my own travel expenses
to the specifics. watch for the senators from red states up for re-election and the pressure is greatest on them. they are away two weeks now from washington, back home, and there will be pressure on them. they will hear from their constituents about what to do from this. if you don't have much support, if any, among republicans, you need those democrats to get it through. >> hey, mark, give me a sense of harry reid's role in this. he wants to keep that title senate majority leader. navigating through these ice floes of this. >> it's already on the side of those who would like to see a large package, including a pretty big risk background check provision. it's not clear to me what more opponents can be to put pressure on senator reid. senator reid has a long history with the nra. they did not support him in his re-election race and i think he is looking for a path that not only protects his own views on gun control and not only tries to accommodate the white house but try to protect the majority. i think he is very stensive not just on guns but a range of issues too. all of these democrats are u
about his plans to compromise after the u.s. election. >> after my election i'll have more flexibility. >> as in putin. the pentagon is scrapping phase four of the european missile defense. the sm-3 block missile interceptors to stop intercontinental ballistic missiles or icbms like the ones iran is attempting to build. the pentagon said the decision has nothing to do with russia. >> let me emphasize the strong and continued commitment of the united states to nato missile defense. that commitment remains ironclad. >> we lost a bargainship, serious one i believe. >> others say the stage four were never viable and wouldn't be ready soon enough. >> the military implication of not developing phase four is not that great. the existing program is probably good enough. >> initial reaction from russia suggests their leaders do not feel "appeased." russia deputy foreign minister said this is not a concession to russia and we don't see it as such. >> bret: jennifer griffin at the pentagon. thank you. iran says it has launched domestically built destroyer in the caspian sea. this is video from ir
in the cross hairs. in january 2005, iraq coast its first free elections in more than 50 years. the shiite majority became the strongest player in the new parliament, but violence overshadowed the tea. with more than 1000 attacks per week in late 2006, iraq threatened to slide into civil war. in 2007, u.s. troops erected a wall around city districts in an attempt to stem the sectarian bloodshed. the sectarian wall still divides parts of baghdad 15 months after the exit of u.s. forces. the sunni minority has expressed anger at what it sees as repression at the hands of the shiite-backed government. unrest and violence continued to dominate life in iraq. >> in germany, a court has started hearing a case brought by relatives of people killed in an air strike in northern afghanistan in september 2009. the german commander in the area ordered the nato air strike. >> at least 90 civilians were killed and dozens wounded in the air strike on two fuel tankers stolen by insurgents. berlin has already paid around 350,000 euros to the families of victims. they are seeking a total of 3.3 million in da
was unable to decide on how election should be carried out later this year. israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu has phenomenonny pologized for the death of troops. the reconciliation was brought on by president obama's trip to the middle east. our north american editor, who is traveling with the president, has sent us this report. >> at israel's holocaust memorial, president obama declared we must work for the light. but ermon than diplomacy the man was hoping to change the way america was seen in the world when we came into office. obama has shown a passionate respect for their country that is sweet music to israeli ears and many liked his push for peace. one newspaper declared "love has paid a royal visit." >> for our sons and daughters are not born to hate. they are taught to hate. so let us fill their young hearts with the same understanding and compassion that we hope others have for them. >> he mailed tribute to zionism at the grave of its modern founder. the new friendlier approach is already working and he's urging israeli prime minister netanyahu -- he's made a surprising ap
to eventually hold democratic elections and urged civilians to remain calm. but there are reports of looting and gunfights. 's home has been seen being rated. -- raided. >> is is what rebel fighters left behind in their advance on the capital. the man under attack here is suspected of being a rebel supporter. ,7 kilometers outside the city the damaged buildings and the dead. south african forces have tried but failed to stop the rebel advance. it is the sort of richer vision government supporters meted out to their attackers could be overtaken by looting. >> they are killing us, raping us, looting. they are not allowing us to live. they have taken the state hostage. ,> seen here in better times has become an unpopular president. he has now suffered the same fate. only 10 weeks after the signing of a new power-sharing peace deal. with the celebrations, there was hope of some desperately needed stability. what was to follow was more death, more chaos and suffering for one of the poorest countries in the world. seneca rebels say they brought the president down because of his failure to deliver
obamacare, which was the central issue the last campaign where you remember president obama was re-elected, the senate went even more democratic, and the house democrats gained seats and won over a million more votes than the republicans. normal people would think that the obamacare issue might be settled. does anybody realistically think it's going away any time soon? the republican fantasy budget reduces taxes dramatically without a hint of how it would be possible. without exploding the deficit or dramatically raising taxes on the middle class. this is consistent with what the romney ryan ticket said on the campaign trail last fall. the same issue where they dodged, assembled, and ignored the perfectly reasonable question how is it possible? six months later it's back in the budget but there's still -- but there still is no answer. during the last 40 years there have been only four budgets without deficits. the last three clinton budgets and the one that george bush inherited from bill clinton. in each case taxes as a percentage of the total economy were over 20%. in this republican fan
a contested election, the adams' four years in the white house were a turbulent period in american politics and washington society. we'll look at louisa adams' relationship with her husband john quincy adams and john and abigail on the road to 1600 pennsylvania avenue. good evening and welcome to our continuing series on first ladies influence and image in partnership with the white house historical association. the next installment is on louisa catherine adams, the wife of john quincy adams. we have two guests at the able, richard norton smith and meet amanda matthews. she is at the massachusetts historical society where she is a research associate for the adams papers. ms. matthews, we learned there was not much documentary evidence about elizabeth monroe. how about louisa catherine adams, what exists? >> quite a wealth. she kept diaries intermittently. she wrote autobiographies and memoirs. there are hundreds and hundreds of letters of hers. we have her thoughts and feelings from her point of view, both reflective and contemporary as the events were taking place. >> another suggested tha
an election in which they think they got shellacked. the republican party lost because it's not conservative. it didn't get the base out. in the 2019 election. >> eric: your thoughts? >> greg: it's hard to take a rebranding suggestion from someone named reince priebus. it sounds like a disorder you get from a shampoo. it's true! the party doesn't need a makeover. they need a makeunder. the party has been victimized by the media who smeared them as uncool. no way to be a republican and be cool. it's associated also to being old. if you look at mccain, most people thought he was a cranky old guy, when he was a war hero who spent five-and-a-half years in a prison camp. most people didn't know that. they saw a cranky guy trying to beat a young black man for the office of the presidency. they need to simplify and say -- who do you want to be? you want to be an individual. you don't want to be part of the government. strive for achievement. how cool is that? that is what you get out to young people today. ref ject government influence. how simple is that? >> eric: is it smart for the g.o.p. and re
in the presidential election. i talked to a top u.s. official the other day who put it this way, he said "they're stuck with each other." both of these guys just won elections. the president starting his second term. prime minister netanyahu put together his coalition government. iran is a huge policy issue, trying to restart the peace process is a huge issue, if they have a better personal relationship they can get things done. you saw first thing this morning the prime minister tries to crack a joke, he says if you can ditch your security detail, i have a fake mustache and we'll go out and have a few drinks in the bar. it's clear they're trying to at least for the public con sujs to show they're going to work together better on the personal side. >> good to see you, john king there, traveling with the president. >>> the israeli embassy released a video for president obama's trip. we want everybody to take a look at this. ♪ thank you for being a friend ♪ traveled down the road and back again ♪ >> i know. you're scratching -- rubbing your eyes saying am i believing this? those cutouts of
have no say in electing the officials in new york. >> including dick durbin. >> in illinois i have responsibility for that. >> you are taxed in the state you live in. >> for this reason, if you think bit this way, tax in the state where the business exists at the rate that is in that state, and there competition right? >> why are we talking about the taxes, the issue is about government spending. they are creating a whole side show -- >> you remind me. i have to remind tony. we have to give money to illinois, to new york, to california, to new jersey, are you out of your mind? i have to get out of here. cut spending and don't raise taxes. now all of you stick around we have more work for you. a weak earnings report from oracle, a strong ipo and the government moves to avoid a shut down. those are top headlines coming up next. [ male announcer ] how can power consumption in china, impact wool exports from new zealand, textile production in spain, and the use of medical technology in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one
think a government without another election is possible, they can bring together a coalition at the moment without an election? >> well, it really sdpents who they're going to be, the ministers, who are you going to support from outside the government. there are lots of -- three or four different -- >> permutations. >> exactly. we'll see. if not, we have to come back to general elections. >> okay. and how would investors view the prospects of -- >> general elections? >> general elections. >> we're going to drop probably another 70 basis points, we'll go back to 330, 350. >> that's manageable. >> well, it's where -- it's well manageable because we've already seen it. we are not going to come back to 7% or on 8%. >> good to see you. thanks for joining us. >> thank you very much. >> we'll take a short break. still to come, plenty more on cyprus. let's remind you of where futures are ahead of the wall street open a little later today. "worldwide exchange" continues after the break. >>> you're watching "worldwide exchange." these are the headlines today from around the world. a re
will return to pakistan for an election in may. he will reportedly fly back on sunday. there are mixed reactions of people waiting for him to arrive. musharraf took power in 1992 when he was the army's chief of staff. he went on too cooperate with the stof of president george w. bush in the fight against terrorism. however, he was handed a crushing defeat in 2008. in 2011, a pakistani court issued an arrest warrant for him that he failed to provide adequate security for the former prime minister in 2007, and he was subsequently assassinated. he was granted protective bail allowing him to return from exile without being arrested immediately. >> he wants to come back to reinvigorate his political campaign. he wants to get them ready for that election, and hopefully win a number of seats. >> as for the political situation, the approval rating of the ruling pakistan people's party of president zardari is shrinking amid a poor domestic security situation, and a struggling economy. an increasing number of voters are calling for a new regime to take over against this backdrop. the possible re
to the bailout. angela merkel is facing an election next year and she knows the people who will decide the next government are beginning to lose patience with he southern european countries, who as far as they can see, seem to constantly need bailouts. a lot of work still needs to be word is that there is progress from nicosia and we will see a deal signed. >>> rebels in the central african republic have told jars they have entered the capital of beng wi. later reports suggest power has been cut off. joined now from do harr by andrew simmons. he himself has extensively covered the conflict in central african republic. what's the latest you are hearing? >> well, you're right. the rebels do appear to be in the cap toole. loud explosions of gun fire was heard on the main road 75 city. ers outside of the this took place in a situation whereby government forces were evidencely not able to repel them. there have been helicopter attacks on the column on friday and there was some sort of regroup,, some sort of weekend -- window in which many had thought there was going to be time boff the bebles conven
of the big clouds of july, that the presidential elections here in the u.s. has been lifted. and i think the u.s. will come with a very constructive position, having had time now, as requested, to study the document and make proposals to strengthen it. the challenge will be we're having a negotiation between 193 states who have raised different interests with regards to the arms trade and i think trying to find compromises that still produce a strong treaty will be where the challenge will be. it could be possible, there could be an agreement but could be a question of will that treaty make a difference? that will be a crucial element to discuss and consider during these two weeks. >> what about ongoing conflicts like the war in syria, for instance, whether or not the rebels should be armed? how do these conflicts play into those talks in new york? >> i think that's going to be a very interesting question. in the past a lot of civil society campaigners have pointed out the role played by russia, china and iran because they're supplying the government force there is and hoping the arms tr
of the capital. fighters said they want to hold democratic elections and urged civilians to remain calm. confusion, anger, and retribution. leftis what rebel fighters in their hunt for the capital. a man under attack is expected of being a rebel supporter. 70 kilometers outside the capital, the damage to buildings and the dead. south african forces have tried but failed to stop the advance. in the capital, pictures of what happened when the rebels took the city. it is feared the sort of retribution government supporters made out to their attackers will be overtaken by reprisals, score settling, along with looting. >> they have cut our phone networks. they are telling us, raping us, polluting. they are not allowing us to live. they have taken the state hostage. he had become an unpopular president, especially outside the capital. 10 years after he took power, he has suffered the same fate. only 10 weeks after the signing of a new power-sharing of peace deal. amidst celebrations, there was hope of some desperately needed stability. what was to follow was more death, more chaos, and suffer
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in his state by state elections for the 2012 election. just imagine what numbers guru nate silver can do for your march madness bracket. >>> the world lead -- 70,000 people have already been killed in syria's two-year-long civil war but now reports that forces have started using the kind of artillery that could kill that number of people in a matter of days. i'm referring to chemical weapons. as of now the reports are unconfirmed. if true, it is unclear who fired them. each side blames the other. i'll bring in nick walsh standing by in beirut, lebanon. the rebels say the government killed 25 people with a chemical weapon. help us out here. who is telling the truth? >> reporter: it still isn't really clear, jake. we don't have confirmation chemical weapons were used but there are two separate incidents. one in a city in the north, aleppo, in which the regime says it was hit by a chemical weapon fired by rebels and the russian government backing that up one activist saying this seems to have landed between rebel and regime lines and may have hit civilians in the regime area and regime troo
with the american people and that will get you elected, but not this type of attitude now where the president gives with one hand and takes away with the other. the american people are smart. they're looking for results and not looking for finger pointing. election of 2012 is over. >> megyn: what happened was the president and the republicans had this war over first it was the fiscal cliff and the president kind of won that one and then it was the sequester and the president didn't really win that one and then his poll numbers started to drop precipitously and then came the charm offensive. >> well, we're only, you know, like a week after the charm offensive took place, so, what is motivating joe biden to be so off-message regarding the number one in charge. >> it was a democratic national committee campaign event which obviously is a partisan committee, but he to get republican election-- >> and there are cameras. >> i understand that, but he appeals to people in order he needs to get the house back and i'm very certain if paul ryan, john boehner, or mitch mcconnell went to rnc-- >> are they on th
different direction than the national democrats want to and winning elections with that approach. so there's a lot to be learned both by the failure of the romney campaign and the senate races and the successes the republicans have had at the state level. >> host: and we're taking your calls in this segment with grover norquist with americans for tax reform. the phone lines are open. democrats, 202-585-3880. republicans, 202-585-3881. independents, 202-585-3882. grover norquist known as an expert on some of these budget issues. you bring up the senate budget that we saw from budget chairwoman patty murray last week with. talk about that and how you think it compares to paul ryan's budget. >> guest: there are two major differences. they certainly go in different directions. the paul ryan budget balances in ten years and does not raise taxes. patty murray's budget never balances and raises taxes $1.5 trillion over the next decade. so what the democrats and patty murray are saying in addition to the $600 billion tax increase that obama won in january and the trillion dollars of obamacare tax
a runnoff election we're told next month. if he pulls through on the republican side and this is interesting, he would then face his democratic challenger, elizabeth colbert bush. she is the sister of political sat at that rift, stephen coal barrett. that would be an interesting race. it would take over the seat left vacant by tim scott, who was appointed to the u.s. senate. watch that south carolina race. >>> all right. back to the drawing board now in the cyprus after lawmakers reject a wildly unpopular plan to raid people's personal bank accounts. you can imagine why that didn't go over too well as part of their effort to secure a bailout from the eurozone and the imf without their help the tiny island's bank sector would most certainly collapse. that could potentially threaten other national economies. these things are often domino effects as you know. greg palkot is live in london. what is the latest on this deal, greg. >> reporter: you're right, martha. people are scrambling blink to prevent another way for cyprus to go bankrupt and dragging rest of europe down with it. in the cypriot
into the ballot box as a politician. there's a general election coming up here in pakistan. the first time potentially that one democratic government would hand over to another democratic government, believe it or not, for the first time in country's history. he believes that he's going to be a key player. but given the muted response he's had to his landing here so far and very little media coverage, it would seem that they have an uphill battle to make that race to the front so to speak here in the election coming up here. he -- as we said, he was unchallenged in the past, but now he wants to try and challenge all the big boys in pakistan's politics. well, it remains to be seen if he can manage that. >> well, that's the thing. he comes back and says he's coming back to in his words save the country. and yet he hasn't got a seat. he hasn't got much of a chance of getting 170 seats in the election one would imagine. meanwhile, what are the charges he's facing? and then as we said he's a guy that the taliban wants to take out. >> yes. absolutely. a couple of reality checks there aren't ther
have a pretty good chance? >> she has a so-so chance. the primary election within her party was sunday. so that's over with. but what she's doing right now is her own party to get reinstated on the ballot. she says she was discriminated against, a victim of slander. and there's no proof she did what is alleged, she should be allowed to run. >> that's the right point. none of this has been proven, how does she get banned? on what ground? >> the mexican system is not banning her. what happened is her own party after learning of these allegations, this is the p.a.n., most conservative party in mexico, the party itself said because of the allegations we would not like you to run and essentially stopped her from running and took her name off the ballot. but again the general election is in july and she still has a chance if the court system, the judicial system in mexico moves fast enough. >> so she's saying -- or they're saying she would simply be a distraction and maybe she needs to think about backing it up. >> i had an opportunity to speak with her. and what she was telling me is, liste
said, it's the president's first trip to israel and the palestinian territories since he was elected and the first time that he and prime minister netanyahu will meet since he was elected in the last few months. so it's really the symbolism. the white house called this a broad strategic conversation during which they will discuss iran, syria, the israeli/palestinian peace process. on those first two issues, they really are seeking some clarity over what to do if various scenarios arise. on the peace process, the white house has said from the get-go they're not coming here with any grand plan, any great new ideas and, frankly, there is not a lot of optimism among the three parties, the u.s., israel and the palestinians, that peace negotiators will be back at the table any time soon. >> alex, there have been reports and only reports of chemical weapons in syria. president obama has said that that is his red line. is this conflict overshadowing the visit? >> reporter: we have to be very careful when we talk about chemical weapons. when the white house talks about chemical weapons and re
out cyprus? melissa: why? what is the answer? >> it is germany. angela merkel is up for re-election and if she bends over and gives money to cyprus without capital controls she is likely to lose the election in the fall. i was talking about this one of the big risks to resurgence in the eurozone crisis. the guy behind her is against bailouts, period. it could bring the whole euro crisis to a head late this summer. melissa: jacob, go back to the idea what they will do with the money in the banks first before we tackle why the e.u. is getting involved. if they do that, convert deposits into cds so people cat get them out and do these things they will talk about putting this tax on deposits, what happens from there? what's the fallout? imean that's a big deal? >> well, i think capital controls at this point is inevitable because even if, even if there is a deal, unless you have capital controls, there is going to be a massive is run on these banks the minute they open. but again, i mean we need to look at what is the alternative here? if you don't do the levy over 100,000 euros, you kn
the last election. when i listen to leaders, they're talking about what matters most. talking about the fact that the free enterprise system is not a system to make you until warrior to help hedge fund managers and private equity companies but to help the powers to the powerless, to give a fair break. that is the kind of language they're using. we don't necessarily need a new visionary. will we need is people with real experience talking about it in a way it is aspirational and truth. stuart: well said. a pleasure having you with us. come again please i want to bring money into this because you know what's going, the obamacare. the think it is just pure wishful thinking on my part that all system is unraveling? >> i hope you're right. the problem is, when obama talked about the fundamental transformation of the nation this is what he meant. he went after the four main pillars of the u.s. economy, industrial base, financial sector, energy sector, and health care. once you remake those parts of the economy into a socialist model, it's very tough to unravel. very tough to unwrap the te
is that, it depends on you are going obamacare, as you say. the american people spoke in the election that they did not want that repealed, but you continue to do that. i think it is dishonest. i heard you earlier when you stated that you are not even a part of that. you guys did not want to participate in forming that deal. what is sad about it, it is part of something you republicans wanted to do years ago. i feel that you guys, both sides, are fighting the american people. it is unfortunate, because we're the ones that sent you guys there, and you act like you are not working for the people and your job is to work for the people. .uest: i cannot agree more thanks. the president's health care law, and i rarely call it obamacare. the president calls it obamacare, i do not. i call it the president's health care law or the aca. please hear me, this law, the current law will harm, i believe as a physician, will harm the ability of your dr. to take care of you. that does not make any sense to me. it is important, when we believe that is the case, we would be irresponsible if we do not pr
. they have an election this year. they have known for nine months. >> they have known this -- they know the russian dirty money. and they had to know that taxing, literally taxing deposits that are guaranteed is nothing but confiscation of private property. that in the -- even the dummy cypriots would be opposed to this. >> well, and they have got -- >> even got the french. >> no, but -- but it's -- and they let off the bond holders. they're not going to make the bond holders take a hit. so this was -- inexplicable, just like what happened in 2008, after bailing out bear stearns, fannie, freddie, decided to let lehman go down. said we're going to draw the line on lehman and 48 hours later nationalized aig and had to do trillions of dollars of guarantees to the financial system. so this was kind of a muck-up like that. inexplicable. they didn't want to be seen as baling out oil i gargs in an plex year, even though it was a small amount of money and that's how you get a rocky financial system collapsing. >> all right. don jensen, let me come back to the russian part of the story. whether
to dampen his expectations what he will achieve politically, elections coming up in may and he thinks he can do well in those elections. the turnout today, people not that interested, it seems, don. >> not that interested so it -- even if he comes back to the country and hugely unpopular, chances are he would not win. >> reporter: no. the chances are he wouldn't win. look, when he -- by the time he left the country the population had turned against him. there have been hard economic times and there are some people that look back to the days when he was on power and see the country being better and that's one of the things he comment order when he came back. the country is economically more immover i shalled. i don't think anyone holds out the hope she the man that will fix it. he discredited the army and now has the threat, death threat, hanging over his head from the taliban. how will he get out on the streets and effectively campaign under those circumstances? >> nic robertson, thanks very much for that. >>> coming up -- >> i pronounce you legally married. >> is america going gay? on the p
.s. accomplish in iraq? saddam hussein was removed from power. free elections were held and hundreds, maybe thousands of al qaeda-inspired militants were killed. but the war also created thousands more. iraq didn't become a stable u.s.-friendly democracy, but a shiite-led state with close ties to iran, still at war with itself. a big legacy of the iraq war is that extreme reluctance by the white house to become more involved in other foreign conflicts, especially the one in syria right now. here in jerusalem, the president is expected to arrive tomorrow. syria is just next door. it will be on the agenda as that conflict gets even more violent. today there are reports in syria of a chemical weapons attack. they are still not confirmed. both sides, the rebels and the government are trading accusations. u.s. officials are trying to determine if chemical weapons were even used. if they were, it could be a tipping point and trigger deeper u.s. involvement. brian? >> richard engel in israel prior to the president's arrival there. richard, thanks. >>> now we turn to the vatican. a remarkable scene
before elections in september. unseemly display. out of that has come clarity. it is now very clear i have the confidence of my colleagues to lead the labor party -- the labor party and remain. minister. kevin rudd has acknowledge to will never leave the labour party again. >> in the united states, a small storm is heading to the east coast after hitting the midwest. 38 centimeters fell on kansas, illinois causing major disruptions. pennsylvania, new york, and new jersey are expected to be hit next. the weather in the united states is also affecting golf. tiger woods will have to wait one more day to try to reclaim the no. 1 ranking. the final round of the invitational in florida was postponed because of heavy rain and high wind. woods manage to get through just to the polls before the play was called off. he will take his lead into monday and go to number one if he wins. he lost occupy the top spot three years ago before taking a timeout from golf after the breakdown of his marriage. against the up weather, his fellow players found plenty of other hazards. t but managed to hold out f
by internal power struggles. the recently elected prime minister lacks unanimous backing from within the opposition ranks. these developments are being watched with concern abroad. >> on the one hand, we hope that the opposition pulls together again because any division is negative. on the other hand, we hope that the opposition sticks to its parameters. we absolutely do not want to drift towards extremism. >> the opposition will officially represent syria for the first time at the arab league summit on tuesday. it will be a serious test of its ability to provide a united alternative to the assad regime. >> we will have much more on the syrian opposition coming up later in this hour. >> fighting is being reported in the capital of the central african republic. they have raided staff homes after rebels seized control there. >> the rebel leader has declared himself the new president. these developments come two months after rebels and the government signed a peace deal. >> schools and businesses are closed in the capital. they have taken to the streets. they are sending the country's p
, still licking their wounds from the november election, the republican national committee is out with a new report that outlines steps needed to reboot the party for 2016. among the proposed reforms, a streamlined process for earlier convention. improved outreach to women and young and minority voters. will the reforms be enough to give the gop brand a much-needed boost? joining us is mark stevens, ceo of msco and author of "your marketing sucks." with me the rest of the hour and i thought i introduced before, but i didn't, mark hanna and republican strategist chip saltsman. mark, what did this republican document do for the gop? >> it does nothing. it is a committee report adding to a pollution of noise that is going on in the republican party right now. the fact is as a marketing person, you cannot have a brand, talking about branding, you can't have a brand without a product. >> is the product the message? >> the product is the person. we don't have a person. you can't brand nothing. you say we come with a brand, what is it? gum, software? >> they said governors, pay attention
. >>> more breaking news. we have it in the 360 bulletin. >> breaking news. election news. cnn can now project that elizabeth bush, the sister of stephen colbert won the democratic prime oh hode island. there is no projection on the gop side. >>> and the pakistani teenager shot in the head by the taliban for promoting education for girls five months ago. she lives in england now. today she went back to school for the first time since the attack. here's how she described her return to the classroom. >> i think it is the happiest moment that i'm going back to my school. today i have my books, my bag. i will learn. i will talk to my friends. i will talk to my teacher. >> an incredible young gl. >>> an update on another recovery. interior secretary ken salazar said the statue of liberty will re-open by the fourth of july. it was closed in october during super storm sandy. >>> nasa and white house officials said the nation's asteroid detection program is behind schedule and billions of dollars are needed to keep americans safe from space threats like the meteor that exploded over russia las
rudd with a napped ballot for the party leadership resulting in prime minister gillard being re-elected uncontested. she had lost the support of her party. rudd backer and simon crane today urged the prmt to conduct a leadership ballot and one was held just hours later. the big twist, kevin rudd deciding not to challenge the prime minister for the leadership, but gillard and her deputy, the treasurer wayne swan was reappointed to their respective positions unopposed. prime minister julia gillard says today's vote now settles the question o leadership once and for all. >> today, the leadership of our political party, the labor party, has been settled and settled in the most conclusive fashion possible. the whole business is completely at an end. it has ended now. >> australian prime minister julia gillard. the countdown now resumes to the federal election which will take place on december the 14th. if current polls are to be believed, julia gillard will lose in a landslide defight to the right leaning liberal party tony abbot. that's the late freft sydney. back over to you. >> and we'll
with the 2014 mid-term election? that happens the same year this is rolling out. >> it will be a train wreck and it is going to be as nina indicates not a theoretical argument but a practical one. people will see the real effects. also, the sham way in which it was constructed. chuck asks where is the money going to come from if you don't tax device makers? it comes from the taxes. this is going to be added on the deficit. they constructed a budget, that made it look as if, as obama promised, not going to cost the treasury a dime. well, the cbo says it will cost $1.3 trillion over a decade. so there is an increase in $1.3 trillion plus a dime in taxes. so that it ends up looking like it's not going to cost. but there will be increases in taxes everywhere. this one will be canceled. it's ridiculous. this is the one area, medical devices where the u.s. has tremendous advantage in technology over the rest of the world. why would you kill an industry that is so productive? so, the money will be cut. it will have to come out of taxes. the $1.3 trillion will become $1.6 trillion. it will climb. ul
to what she said. >>. >> translator: i pray that he wouldn't get elected. during the conclave, i was praying that the holy spirit would intervene and not listen to my prayers. and it didn't listen to me. >> translator: it didn't listen to you? >> no, it did as it pleased. >> she's very happy for her brother and it's quite likely her life will change, too. you can imagine the media folks hounding her. >> we're not going to leave her alone. >> forget about it. >> want to get back to a top story. financial crisis brewing in europe. cyprus needing a bailout. the country's parliament ready to vote on a plan that includes one-time tax on most of the country's bank accounts. >> controversial stuff. let's bring in richard quest, he's in london, jim bolden is in nick casilla. imagine what would happen in the u.s., for example, if they wanted to take 10% of everyone's bank accounts. one wonders if they can stick to this plan and not expect investors to flee. >> they are already backtracking big time on this, as you know. it's being restructured, as we speak. some point it's expected to be
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